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Unexplored Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh, fun take on dungeon-crawling adventure game.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Dropzone Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Strategy/action hybrid looks for identity in complex game.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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Fire Emblem Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Challenging strategy adventure fun for newbies, genre fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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Double Dragon IV Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dated sequel is ugly, annoying, full of mindless violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Digimon World: Next Order Game Poster Image
age 12+
Clunky menus slow down game's evolution into a fun RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius App Poster Image
age 12+
Classic role-playing gameplay but tedious, frequent combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Crowntakers App Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging strategy role-playing game tests gamer's skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Live by Night: The Chase App Poster Image
age 12+
Fun yet shallow tie-in game to getaway driving movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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The Midnight Star: The Young Elites, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Superior epic fantasy finale builds to exciting showdown.
By Marie Lu
(2016)
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Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World App Poster Image
age 12+
Fun magical adventure marred by demands for Muggle money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Children of Eden Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Familiar dystopian tale pushes limits of believability.
By Joey Graceffa
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2016)
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Angels in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Christmas drama with family dysfunction, grief, redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Beholder Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Flawed linear adventure asks tough ethical questions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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What Light Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.
By Jay Asher
(2016)
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The Sims 4: City Living Game Poster Image
age 12+
Expansion adds cultural diversity, fun, apartments.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Christmas Eve Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Holiday tale has big cast, worthy messages, flawed script.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Star Trek Beyond Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Violent but exciting adventure honors teamwork, diversity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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